The Death Cure is a disappointing finale to the Maze Runner trilogy.
Thomas and the other test subjects have had to put up with a lot throughout the trials. They've lost friends to sickness and violence. They had to work to get out of the maze, they had to make a mad dash through a city filled with infected people, and now WICKED wants to give them their memories back in order to secure their full cooperation.
Thomas and many of the others don't trust WICKED, but many others are willing to go through the operation. But just before, the WICKED representative announces that not all of them are immune to "The Flare"; in fact, some of them have it.
Will they go along with WICKED to find a cure or will they fight for their own solution?
While I was disappointed in the conclusion of this series, there's a lot to be praised about the series as a whole. The slang used by the Gladers and their counterparts feels natural, which is important to note simply because so many authors have a difficult time making believable slang for their novels. The characters are not archetypes, but actually relatable characters with multiple dimensions to their personalities. The action scenes, as well as the every day portions are engaging throughout the entire series. Overall, the series is enjoyable.
Books in this series:
The Maze Runner
The Scorch Trials
Recommended Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse Young Adult novels:
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer